Crowder to purchase Joplin facility

Neosho, MO – Crowder College is purchasing a facility in Joplin to provide workforce training to the region. The College has offered programs in the Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center since 2017.

“The City of Joplin and the Joplin Chamber of Commerce have been terrific supporters of Crowder College, assisting with the first grant that allowed Crowder to start workforce training programs in Joplin,” stated Andy Wood, Board of Trustees Chair.

The state is providing $6M from American Rescue Plan Act funds to aid in the purchase. “We are grateful for Governor Parson and the state legislatures who saw the need for a training facility,” stated Dr. Katricia Pierson, President, Crowder College. “Short-term training and employment demand have created an increase in the students we have seen at the ATTC. The new facility will provide expansion options to meet the needs for our area.” The facility is located on Hammons Blvd near between I-44 and 32nd Streets in Joplin in the former Victory building.

Crowder College is a two-year community college located in southwest Missouri, serving a nine-county region as well as the surrounding states. The college provides pathways to careers and transfer opportunities to universities along with non-credit workforce training. The main campus in Neosho provides on-campus housing, athletics, a working farm with hands-on training, and over 80 degree and program options. The College provides Instructional Centers in McDonald County (Jane) just north of the Arkansas state line, Cassville, Webb City, Nevada, and Joplin.